Building on UHAI EASHRI’s history as the continent’s first indigenous activist-led fund for and by sex workers and sexual and gender minorities, UHAI is looking for a radical and visionary leader.

Established in 2009, we have grown to fund civil society organising in 7 states across the greater Eastern Africa region—Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda—and we also fund, partner with, and grow mission-aligned pan-African human rights organising across the continent. We provide our community partners funding through flexible and accessible, peer-reviewed grant-making; and we complement funding with capacity support, and support for activist-led convening.

We have just opened a call for an Executive Director. Please find it attached.

Reporting to the Board, the Executive Director will provide inspirational leadership for UHAI EASHRI to achieve its objectives. Working closely with the Board and staff, the ED develops broad support for a well-articulated vision and strategy. The ED will serve as a key spokesperson across a broad range of stakeholders to ensure equality, dignity and justice for sex workers and sexual and gender minorities. By leading a high-performing team and establishing key relationships, the ED will ensure this vision is translated into programmes and actions that clearly deliver year on year progress.

As our Executive Director, you will be an inspiring and dynamic leader, embodying feminist values of inclusivity, intersectionality and relationship building. Additionally, you will bring a deep commitment to activism, equality, dignity and justice for sex workers and sexual and gender minorities across Africa. We look forward to hearing from you.

Find further appointment information and application details at https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies/ quoting reference 3725. Please note that the Board of UHAI EASHRI and the recruitment committee are retaining the services of Perrett Laver for this recruitment process, and therefore applications will only be received by Perrett Laver at that link.

The deadline for applications is 6pm EAT Wednesday 12th September 2018.

The role will be based in Nairobi and the salary is competitive.